Youth from O'ahu and Kaua'i came together at Waialua UCC on O'ahu November 9 – 11 for the second E.C.O. 4 Youth Camp, led by the O'ahu Association, Conference staff, and community members. See what the youth learned and get ideas about what you can do to be more eco-friendly.
On Saturday, November 2, Christopher Czarnecki was installed as the new Pastor at First United Protestant Church of Hilo. Pictured are Christopher and his wife and children. Those in attendance included Pastor Becky Turner of Christ Church UCC in St. Louis, Associate Conference Minister Richard Kamanu, Eric Anderson of Church of the Holy Cross UCC, and Diane Hultman of Pu'ula UCC. It was a beautiful worship service with great preaching, music, and food. Let the next chapter in the life of First United Protestant Church begin!!
The Hawai'i Conference Foundation is happy to welcome their new Executive Director, Andrew R. Bunn, who began serving on November 1. Andy was a partner at Chun Kerr LLP, a Honolulu-based law firm, and was the Hawai'i Conference attorney since 1996. His concentration at Chun Kerr was in real estate and general business law, including commercial leasing, condominium and rental housing development, and business and real estate acquisitions and sales. Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job and is a welcome addition to the Foundation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-791-5638. It is wonderful to have you with us, Andy!
Wahiawa UCC Celebrates 100th Anniversary
October 30, 2019
"Blessed With God's Aloha for 100 Years—Striving to Live by God's Aloha" was the theme as Wahiawa United Church of Christ celebrated their 100th Anniversary on October 27. In 1919, Wahiawa Korean Christian Church was established on Palm Street in Wahiawa. A new church building was constructed and dedicated in 1973. Wahiawa Korean Christian Church became a member of the United Church of Christ in 1993 and was registered as Wahiawa United Church of Christ.
Kalaupapa Service Retreat
October 30, 2019
Eight clergy and lay people participated in a spiritual service retreat at Kalaupapa October 23 - 27, led by Phyllis Meighen, Roxanne WhiteLight, and Richard Miller.
Discover Kalaupapa for yourself through one of the upcoming service retreats. Lean more HERE.
Youth from Maui, Lāna‘i, and Kaua‘i gathered on at Waiola Church on October 10-12 to be informed and inspired through Earth Care Opportunities while strengthening relationships across churches and islands. The camp, led by the Tri-Isle Association and community members, was the first in a series of youth camps hosted by the Conference that focus on stewarding the earth.
UCC Transition House's Annual Benefit Dinner "Beside Still Waters" was held at Central Union Church on October 17. It featured ono Hawaiian food, a silent auction, country store, song and dance, and sharing by a former resident... all to support the important ministry of providing a safe house for women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence.
The Fall 'Aha Halawai of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches (AHEC) convened on October 18 – 19 at Haili Congregational Church in Hilo.
O‘ahu Association Gathers for Fall ‘Aha Mokupuni
October 23, 2019
O'ahu Association churches came together for their Fall Mokupuni at First Chinese Church of Christ on October 19. Visit the church's Facebook page for more photos. Mokupuni attendees participated in a workshop on covenant and created a "Prayer of Covenant" that you may read HERE. Boundary training, led by Al Miles, followed the Mokupuni.